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Wabuska Mangler

The Wabuska Mangler was the name given to a mythical newspaper in 1889 by Sam Davis, then editor of the Nevada Appeal. Davis would make up controversial news stories and opinions, then attribute them to the Mangler. Wabuska is a small community in Lyon County east of Carson City.

Since 2006, the Wabuska Mangler has been the name of a blog hosted by the Nevada Press Association and written by Barry Smith, director of  the Association.

Four veteran reporters retiring from Reno Gazette-Journal

  Update: Four reporters for the Reno Gazette-Journal are taking Gannett’s buyout package and will be retiring  next week. Here’s the story in the RGJ. The four — Ray Hagar, Bill O’Driscoll, Susan Skorupa and Jeff Delong — all are longtime journalists in Northern Nevada. O’Driscoll has been with the …

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Confidentiality: The curtain behind which institutions hide

Here’s what I hate — I said in my best Andy Rooney impersonation. Ogus and his successor Craig Evans, the interim chair of the Berkeley math department, said confidentiality rules prevented them speaking publicly about Coward’s case and referred queries to the university’s spokesperson. And … In a statement Janet …

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New historical marker for Rinckel Mansion

The Yesco sign company erected a new historical marker on Wednesday at the Rinckel Mansion, home of the Reynolds Press Center and NPA. The marker is the work of the State Historic Preservation Office, which has been on a mission since the Nevada sesquicentennial to update markers across the state. …

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NPA board expands to include associate member

For the first time, associate members of the Nevada Press Association will have a seat on the board of directors. Before the change was made at the NPA’s general meeting on Oct. 3, associate members — those which do not hold a publications mailing permit and don’t qualify to publish …

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Can journalists use drones?

On Saturday, a panel of experts told Nevada Press Association members everything they needed to know about using drones for newsgathering. Well, they may not have covered everything. But Mark Hinueber, counsel for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Assemblyman Eliot Anderson, whose drone bill went into effect the day before, and …

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